"2017 was a year characterized by alternating periods of warm and cooler weather. Following a winter that was cut short due to the arrival of rather high temperatures in February and March, cool weather returned in April, along with frost for the second consecutive year in a row that did damage in the Chablis region. Th e spring and summer were warm and dry, allowing the vines to get back on track with a steady rhythm, resulting in an early harvest at the beginning of September. Apart from the frosts experienced in Chablis, the overall harvest in Burgundy was good apart from a few setbacks in the southern Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise where shatter reduced yields.


In Chablis, the grapes were in exceptional health. Th ey reached their peak of ripeness without having been exposed to a great deal of sun, allowing them to preserve good acidity. 2017 is once again a very typical vintage for Chablis with wines that boast chalky notes and saline freshness. For the rest of Burgundy, shatter resulted in good concentration for the grapes while maintaining freshness. Th e wines are well balanced and highly aromatic with taut, saline notes on the fi nish. Following the 2015 and 2016 vintages, which were characterized by their richness, 2017 will prove to be more classic." - Winemaker

2017 Albert Bichot, Moutonne, Chablis